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Unconscionable Contracts Class Action Arbitration Waivers Employment Contract

Recent Decisions Clarify (Un)Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

Companies looking to waive class action rights of employees may instead be waving goodbye to provisions in their employment contracts. Two recent decisions in California—one administrative and one in the 9th Circuit—recently...more

Employment Law - March 2016 #3

New EEOC Suits: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Title VII - Why it matters - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a pair of landmark lawsuits alleging sex discrimination based...more

Don’t Throw the Class Waiver Baby Out with the Arbitration Agreement Bathwater

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Sound advice that the world has lived with since 1512…until recently flushed by the Ninth Circuit. Not so quick to discard 500 years of wisdom, however, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether this idiom will rest in...more

A Call to Action: AB 465 is a Game Changer for California Arbitration Agreements

by Nossaman LLP on

AB 465 is pending approval from Governor Jerry Brown. If approved, it will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Notably, AB 465 will prohibit California employers from requiring most individuals to enter into arbitration...more

Surprisingly Good News: California Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Agreement

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Many companies doing business in California have had difficulty persuading California courts to enforce their arbitration agreements. Those courts often have used the doctrine of unconscionability to deny enforcement on the...more

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